The trials and tribulations of a group of experimental aircraft test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base at the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s.
ROCKET SHIP PILOTS, U.S.A.! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The scene with William Holden
losing control and tumbling in the X-2 is depicted with actual footage from test pilot Chuck Yeager
's 70,000-foot freefall in the Bell X-1A in 1953. See more
Early in the film when Bond observes General Banner crash his aircraft, it's referred to as an "F-102". In reality the hulk that Banner is pulled from is a Convair XF-92, the experimental predecessor to the F-102 Delta Dart. See more
Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
[to Maj. Lincoln Bond
Even with torture, you're not the kind to crack.
The U.S. Air Force
by Robert Crawford See more